• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Buyer beware

    • Written by from Dayton

    I bought the 2TB version and had problems from day 1. I have not been able to get support for the product so I've thrown my money away. The drive will not be recognized. It feels like a flaky connector and I've read similar stories.

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great design and performance.

    • Written by from kansas city

    Really beautiful, matching the finishing of my MBP with a great transference speed. Recommended!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent little machine

    • Written by

    I needed a new hard drive because the one I had was low on storage space, and this drive was recommended to me by a friend. To date it has not given me a single problem. It's well designed, pretty quick, reliable and simple to use. The complimentary encrypted cloud service that came bundled with the drive is a good idea too, very useful for sharing files.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great speed, high capacity, works flawlessly so far

    • Written by

    The drive functions very well. The USB3 is really fast. The unit is quiet and comes with plenty of storage space, which is great as I use it for backups and to work with RAW images. The box design is top-notch. And the icing on the cake is the fact that the drive comes with easy-to-use encryption software. With all the snooping and security disasters like Heartbleed going on these days, it's good to have a drive that comes with the tools to keep my files secure.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst customer service ever.

    • Written by from Centennial

    This drive kept crashing my iMac and was constantly ejected itself. I had to use disk utilities to check the drive and then remount it. The drive is very noisy, and every time it woke up from sleep mode, the Mac would freeze up. I had captured kernel error message after each crash and had Apple Tier III engineers examine the data. The result was the USB device causing the shutdowns. When the USB disk drive was unplugged, no crashes. We tried everything (we being the Apple Tech)to fix this drive. You would think the LaCie company would have been gracious enough to send me a replacement drive. This problem started the day I hooked up to my computer. I give it one star because it does have a cool case.

    1 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not compatible with new OS (Mavericks)

    • Written by from La Jolla

    Purchased 2TB LaCie Porsche Design P'9233 and discovered it is not compatible with new Mavericks OS. Even in the older OS - it is a bit of a hassle to get the OS to recognize the external drive. No word from LaCie about when it will be compatible.

    5 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Reliable and easy to use

    • Written by

    This is my second Porsche drive. I use it to backup my iMac, and store my music files. It works without any issues, and was very easy to setup. One cord to the computer, a second cord to wall power, and that's pretty much it. I like it.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    noisy

    • Written by from Chelmsford

    I dont know if my drive is faulty or not but it is really noisy compared to what the reviewers are saying. I hear it spin up and down all the time. If it has been idle a long time and it spins up suddenly it makes this weird sound and the best way to describe it would be a old 56k modem. I think something is rubbing on a moving part of the drive. case maybe? Its the first day with the drive and im not impressed. Its pretty loud compared to my imac. The only thing good about it is compared to other 3.5 inch drives there is no fan noise from a fan. Yes its not as noisy as a drive with a tiny fan whirling at 5600rpms but quiet it is not.

    1 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Dependable

    • Written by

    Excellent design, easy to install, fast and quiet. I got this drive to store backups of all my movies and photos. It works well with all my Macs.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent product

    • Written by

    Great item: the drive has a good looking aluminum enclosure and a top quality hard drive inside. It's fast, and very quite. Comes with great extras and a reassuring warranty. I only wish I'd bought it sooner.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    So far so good

    • Written by

    This unit is fast and powerful, and I'm loving the USB 3.0 transfer speeds. The Eco mode is an excellent idea, as I often forget to boot down the drive after using it. The drive has been in use for about six months now with no problems at all.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great item

    • Written by

    I use this drive primarily for backing up my computer with Time Machine. It has worked without problems for over a year now. It is fast, quiet, and it doesn't overheat. I would not hesitate recommending this product.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just what I needed

    • Written by

    I just got this drive and I love it. It feels strong, and is well built. It works great and was pretty simple to setup. I've already put all my backups, photos and music on it. And the Time Machine does the job in spades and relieves me of a potential unexpected data loss headache.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Drive. Easy to use. Sleek design.

    • Written by

    I use this drive for Time Machine backups. I love the design. It pairs beautifully with my iMac, matching the color and material. I also love the USB3 speeds, ease of use and the overall build quality.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too good to be true

    • Written by from Patchogue

    I bought this drive last week and it worked fine for a few days, now it won't even read on my MacBook Pro. I literary tried everything, using different cables, letting it rest for a while and then trying again but nothing. Now I don't even know what to do since I moved all my files to the hard drive. I called LaCie and they told me to try in a different computer (Windows) and I did, but I had the same results. Definitely taking it back to the Apple Store to see what my options are, hope I can get my files back... :(

    8 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Amazing and Easy to Use!

    • Written by from Calgary

    Pros: easy to use, quiet, great functional design, compact, great transfer speed, 2 year warranty with Lacie (comes with purchase, you don't need to pay extra for the warranty), amazing compatibility with mac (has the ability to use for backup, works well with 'i'apps like iMovie and iPhoto, etc), also great for windows to store files, I've never felt it heat up, Has different power connecters for travellers.

    Cons: The power adapter is pretty short so I have to ensure that I'm sitting relatively close to an outlet while it's connected to my mac with the usb (which is also pretty short). I'm not a fan of the aluminum feel, as well as the sharp edges. It's also relatively heavy for it's size so be careful not to drop it, it'll cause some damage.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    it simply works

    • Written by

    My iMac was fast filling up with all my audio and video recordings and I really needed a second backup drive. Having looked around, I opted for this one, and I haven't been disappointed. It works perfectly, looks great and I've experienced absolutely no issues with it. I might buy another for my son's computer.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Reliable and easy to use

    • Written by

    This drive is perfect for storing photos and music. I've set it up for daily backups with Time Machine. It was easier than I thought (I'm an utter technophobe). This is the first real plug and play I've had. It works well and is very fast.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    • Written by

    I found myself needing more TBs of storage space for my media collection. I wanted the new drive to be fast to transfer files to my Macbook Pro and also iPad for when I travel. This unit is well designed and constructed. Works just as advertised, very fast and easy to use. The data transfer speeds are very good with USB 3. Very happy with this.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't expect to use it on a wireless network

    • Written by from JERSEY CITY

    Works just fine when it's hard wired to my MacBook Air via USB, but when I wire it to my Airport Extreme (2nd Gen) and it won't stay mounted. I can connect initially, but after awhile it goes to sleep and the only way to connect is to unplug and restart it, which obviously isn't what I hoped to use this for. Maybe it's just Apple's way of forcing me to buy a Time Machine?

    14 of 25 people found this useful